View from Haystack mountain, October, 2013

View from Haystack mountain, October, 2013

Haystack Mountain, located in Haystack Mountain State Park, is a 1,716-foot-high (523 m)[2] mountain in the town of Norfolk, Connecticut.

The 34-foot-tall (10 m) Haystack Mountain Tower, built in 1929 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits upon it. The tower provides a view over the town of Norfolk and the neighboring town of Canaan.

Common forms of wildlife found on the mountain include raccoons, bears, deer, coyotes, opossums, skunks and foxes. The dominant plant life include mountain laurel (the state plant), pine trees and maples.

Foliage in Norfolk, October 2013

Foliage in Norfolk, October 2013

Norfolk is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,787 at the 2010 census[1].

Norfolk is perhaps best known as the site of the Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, which hosts an annual chamber music concert series in “the Music Shed,” a performance hall located on the Ellen Battell Stoeckel estate to the west of the village green. Norfolk also boasts important examples of regional architecture, notably the Village Hall (now Infinity Hall, a shingled 1880’s Arts-and-Crafts confection, with an opera house upstairs and storefronts at street level); the Norfolk Library (a Shingle Style structure by George Keller, 1888/9); and over thirty buildings, in a wide variety of styles, designed by Alfredo S.G. Taylor (of the New York firm Taylor & Levi) in the four decades before the Second World War.